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Watford   0 - 0   Nott'm Forest

Watford v Nottingham Forest

Watford 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten away record but had to survive a spirited Watford display.

Watford's Don Cowie came closest to breaking the deadlock when his 77th-minute shot struck the post.

Forest's best chance fell to Dexter Blackstock in the 83rd minute, but the striker was denied by an outstanding save by keeper Scott Loach.

Watford had an injury-time penalty shout turned down when Nicky Shorey appeared to block a shot with his arm.

But referee Andy D'Urso waved away the appeals of the indignant Watford players, including Henri Lansbury, whose shot struck the arm of the former England international on the goal line.

On-loan Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley was at the heart of Watford's best chances, sending through Lloyd Doyley midway through the second half, but the defender's cross was scuffed wide by striker Danny Graham.

Cleverley also provided the pass to set up Cowie's shot from the edge of the area which rattled the post.

But the hosts had the impressive Loach to thank for keeping the scores level seven minutes from time when he palmed Blackstock's header away from the top corner.


Watford boss Malky Mackay on their rejected penalty appeal:

"I've seen it six times (on the video) but the first reaction is always the one that you look at to start with and it was amazement.

"Everyone was exactly the same and I think when so many people are amazed then it's usually the case."

Forest boss Billy Davies on drawing in the absence of Wes Morgan
"He was a huge loss but I thought we probably deserved to win the game with the amount of chances during the match but it's a very good point away from home.

"It keeps the run going, 15 undefeated, another clean sheet and another very good test for this young side."

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Saturday, 26 December 2009

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 0-0 Nott'm Forest FT
(HT 0-0)

      Watford

      • 01 Loach
      • 02 Mariappa
      • 06 DeMerit
      • 12 Doyley
      • 33 Hodson
      • 05 Lansbury
      • 07 Cowie (Harley 86)
      • 20 Cleverley
      • 28 Eustace
      • 10 Graham (L Henderson 89)
      • 11 Helguson yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 16 Lee,
      • 15 Harley,
      • 17 Bennett,
      • 27 Sadler,
      • 04 Severin,
      • 18 Hoskins,
      • 19 L Henderson

      Nott'm Forest

      • 01 Camp
      • 03 Shorey
      • 04 Chambers
      • 06 Wilson
      • 16 Gunter
      • 07 Anderson (Tyson 62)
      • 08 McGugan yellow card
      • 15 Cohen
      • 18 McKenna yellow card
      • 09 Adebola (Blackstock 70)
      • 17 McGoldrick (Earnshaw 86)

      Substitutes

      • 21 Smith,
      • 02 Perch,
      • 33 Lynch,
      • 28 Majewski,
      • 10 Earnshaw,
      • 11 Tyson,
      • 23 Blackstock
      Ref: D'UrsoAtt: 17,086
      WATFORD
      NOTT'M FOREST

      Possession

      • Watford 50%
      • Nott'm Forest 50%

      Attempts on target

      • Watford 4
      • Nott'm Forest 4

      Attempts off target

      • Watford 6
      • Nott'm Forest 4

      Corners

      • Watford 5
      • Nott'm Forest 5

      Fouls

      • Watford 8
      • Nott'm Forest 16
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:22 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
      • 90:00+2:54 Centre by Lewis McGugan.
      • 90:00+1:46 Liam Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
      • 90:00+1:29 Nathan Tyson crosses the ball, save made by Scott Loach.
      • 90:00+0:48 Tom Cleverley takes a shot.
      • 87:49 Substitution Liam Henderson comes on in place of Danny Graham.
      • 87:49 Inswinging corner taken by Tom Cleverley, Henri Lansbury produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
      • 87:21 A cross is delivered by Tom Cleverley, clearance made by Chris Gunter. Outswinging corner taken by Jon Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, Nathan Tyson makes a clearance.
      • 85:37 Substitution Jon Harley replaces Don Cowie.
      • 85:10 Substitution David McGoldrick leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Earnshaw.
      • 84:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by David McGoldrick on Tom Cleverley. Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.
      • 83:21 Nathan Tyson sends in a cross, Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
      • 81:43 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Nicky Shorey misses to the left of the target.
      • 80:52 Henri Lansbury concedes a free kick for a foul on Dexter Blackstock. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.
      • 79:53 The ball is swung over by Nicky Shorey, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
      • 78:14 The ball is delivered by Adrian Mariappa, clearance by David McGoldrick.
      • 77:43 Don Cowie takes the free kick.
      • 77:43 Booking Paul McKenna shown a yellow card.
      • 77:38 The referee penalises Paul McKenna for handball.
      • 76:57 Tom Cleverley decides to take a short corner. Don Cowie takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty box and hits the post.
      • 76:35 Dexter Blackstock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay DeMerit. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
      • 74:50 Tom Cleverley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Lee Camp.
      • 74:50 Booking Caution for Lewis McGugan.
      • 74:46 Foul by Lewis McGugan on Lloyd Doyley, free kick awarded.
      • 73:27 Unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Chris Cohen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.
      • 71:33 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Heidar Helguson.
      • 69:47 Scott Loach takes the free kick.
      • 69:47 Substitution Dexter Blackstock comes on in place of Dele Adebola.
      • 69:47 Nathan Tyson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Hodson.
      • 68:18 Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Graham goes wide of the right-hand post.
      • 67:27 Foul by Henri Lansbury on Paul McKenna, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Camp.
      • 67:02 Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
      • 65:19 Danny Graham crosses the ball, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.
      • 63:52 Dele Adebola concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Jay DeMerit takes the free kick.
      • 61:34 Substitution Nathan Tyson on for Paul Anderson.
      • 59:51 Tom Cleverley has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
      • 58:27 Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
      • 56:07 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie to the near post, clearance made by Paul McKenna.
      • 55:40 Henri Lansbury delivers the ball, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Clearance made by Luke Chambers.
      • 54:59 Foul by David McGoldrick on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded. Tom Cleverley crosses the ball in from the free kick, Dele Adebola manages to make a clearance.
      • 54:46 The ball is sent over by Lee Hodson, clearance by Chris Gunter.
      • 49:44 The ball is sent over by Adrian Mariappa, save by Lee Camp.
      • 47:28 Luke Chambers produces a cross, Dele Adebola gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay DeMerit. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
      • 47:06 The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter, blocked by Jay DeMerit.
      • 46:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Paul McKenna. Kelvin Wilson takes the indirect free kick.
      • 45:46 Lewis McGugan crosses the ball, clearance made by John Eustace. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Cohen to the near post, Kelvin Wilson produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
      • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:06 The ref blows to signal half-time.
      • 44:52 Paul McKenna challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.
      • 43:45 John Eustace crosses the ball.
      • 42:55 Dele Adebola takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
      • 41:49 Don Cowie produces a cross, Paul McKenna manages to make a clearance.
      • 40:46 The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
      • 39:27 Lee Hodson crosses the ball, save by Lee Camp.
      • 37:36 Lee Hodson crosses the ball.
      • 37:22 Luke Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Henri Lansbury.
      • 36:30 John Eustace handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.
      • 35:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Don Cowie by Paul McKenna. Jay DeMerit restarts play with the free kick.
      • 34:14 Kelvin Wilson challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
      • 33:44 Paul McKenna delivers the ball.
      • 30:04 Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tom Cleverley.
      • 26:07 Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
      • 23:09 The ball is crossed by Nicky Shorey, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.
      • 21:36 Luke Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Henri Lansbury. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
      • 21:18 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen to the near post, Henri Lansbury makes a clearance.
      • 20:24 Lewis McGugan fouled by Henri Lansbury, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
      • 18:36 The ball is delivered by Tom Cleverley.
      • 17:51 Heidar Helguson has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 17:14 The ball is sent over by Don Cowie, Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.
      • 14:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by David McGoldrick on Tom Cleverley. Direct free kick taken by Jay DeMerit. The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson.
      • 13:13 Lee Camp takes the free kick.
      • 13:13 Booking The referee shows Heidar Helguson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 12:48 Heidar Helguson challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 12:28 Adrian Mariappa takes a shot. Chris Gunter manages to make a clearance.
      • 10:44 Paul McKenna takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Hodson. Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, Kelvin Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
      • 10:26 Paul Anderson takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
      • 10:17 The ball is swung over by Chris Cohen, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.
      • 9:36 Chris Cohen takes the inswinging corner, Jay DeMerit makes a clearance.
      • 9:01 Unfair challenge on Chris Cohen by Lloyd Doyley results in a free kick. Paul McKenna takes the direct free kick.
      • 6:19 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie, save by Lee Camp.
      • 4:30 Paul Anderson delivers the ball, clearance made by Henri Lansbury.
      • 2:12 Unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Kelvin Wilson results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
      • 0:50 Chris Cohen fouled by Tom Cleverley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen from right channel, Jay DeMerit manages to make a clearance.
      • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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      Full Championship table
      1 Newcastle 23 25 50
      2 West Brom 22 24 42
      3 Nottm Forest 23 14 40
      4 Leicester 22 4 37
      5 Cardiff 22 15 36
      6 Swansea 23 2 36
      7 Blackpool 22 10 34
      8 QPR 23 5 33
      9 Crystal Palace 23 1 33
      10 Middlesbrough 23 6 32
      11 Sheff Utd 23 1 32
      12 Bristol City 23 0 31
      13 Watford 23 -4 31
      14 Doncaster 23 2 30
      15 Preston 22 -2 29
      16 Coventry 23 -7 28
      17 Barnsley 21 -6 27
      18 Derby 23 -11 25
      19 Reading 23 -10 23
      20 Scunthorpe 22 -17 23
      21 Ipswich 22 -10 21
      22 Sheff Wed 23 -14 19
      23 Plymouth 22 -16 18
      24 Peterborough 23 -12 17


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